How to Refresh Your Quick Add on Snapchat?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Refresh Your Quick Add on Snapchat?

Quick add – the Snapchat feature that recommends new friends that you can add. It’s pretty handy but it’s working best when you refresh it to get new recommendations. After all, variety is the spice of life, or something like that…

Here are three ways to do just that:

  1. Clear the Snapchat cache (from inside the app)
  2. Restart the app
  3. Sync your contacts

Need more help applying the three steps above? Not a problem! Read my step-by-step guide below to finish this faster!

Refresh Your Quick Add on Snapchat

What Is Quick Add?

Quick Add is one of the basic features of Snapchat. You can use it to get new recommendations of people that you can add as friends.

These recommendations are based on several factors such as:

  1. Location
  2. Mutual friends
  3. Interests
  4. Contact list
  5. Digital contacts
  6. Other metrics

So, you’ll get new recommendations based on your interactions on Snapchat. You may also get new recommendations depending on who you follow and the type of content they post.

One way of refreshing your Quick Add recommendations is becoming interested in new content and following other people in the app.

Methods to Refresh the Quick Add

As I said, there are three ways you can refresh the Quick Add feature. The first I’ll talk about is clearing the Snapchat cache.

Read below:

Clear the Snapchat Cache

You can do this from within the Snapchat app. Follow the steps below to do this:

1. Tap on your profile picture

Screenshot of a Snapchat window on mobile where the profile picture icon is highlighted.
Tap on your profile picture

To clear your cache, you need to open the Snapchat settings.

And the first step is going to your profile page. Do that by selecting your profile picture in the top left corner (check the screenshot above to see it).

2. Tap on the Gear icon

Screenshot of a Snapchat window on mobile where the Gear icon icon is highlighted.
Tap on the Gear icon

Next, you should already be on your profile page, so look for the Gear icon located in the top-right corner. That’s where you’ll find the app settings.

Select it and move on:

3. Tap on “Clear cache

Screenshot of a Snapchat settings page on mobile where the "clear cache" menu option is highlighted.
Tap on “Clear cache

Once the Snapchat settings are opened, scroll through until you find the “Clear Cache” option. It’s above the “Clear conversation” option, under the “ACCOUNT ACTIONS” menu (in green), so you should find it easily.

4. Select “Continue

Screenshot of a Snapchat settings page on mobile where the "Continue" menu option is highlighted.
Select “Continue

Once you tap on “Clear cache“, Snapchat will ask you to confirm by selecting “Continue” or “Cancel“. Appease the robot by selecting “Continue“.

Restart the App

After clearing the Snapchat cache, you must also restart the app to get the new Quick Add recommendations. I also recommend force-closing the app from the Overview panel.

Let’s start, shall we?

Image on a phone settings menu screen where one can close all open apps, with the "Close all" menu option highlighted.
Close the Snapchat app

To access the Overview tab, you need to press/tap on the Overview button on your phone. It’s next to the “Home” and “Back” buttons at the bottom of your phone’s screen.

Once you do that, you should see a list of all your opened apps. Find Snapchat and close it or close all the apps you’re currently using.

Closing Snapchat this way will also delete the session. After you reopen Snapchat, a new session will begin, and the changes you’ve made during the previous step (clearing the cache) will also take effect.

Sync Your Contacts

The final method to refreshing your Quick Add recommendations is to sync your contacts if you haven’t already done that.

If you’ve done that, ignore this step. Otherwise, follow the steps below to do it now:

1. Tap on your profile picture

Screenshot of a Snapchat window on mobile where the profile picture icon is highlighted.
Tap on your profile picture

Like before, tap on your profile picture in the top left corner to open your profile page. That’s where you’ll find the Gear icon to open your settings.

2. Select the Gear icon

Screenshot of a Snapchat window on mobile where the Gear icon icon is highlighted.
Select the Gear icon

Once you open your profile page, look in the top right corner for the Gear icon. This icon is typically used to signify the “Settings“.

Tap on it to continue.

3. Go to “Permissions

Screenshot of a Snapchat settings page on mobile where the "Prermissions" menu option is highlighted.
Go to “Permissions

Once you’ve opened the Snapchat settings, scroll down to the bottom until you find the “Permissions” option. Please select it and continue with the final step!

4. Enable the “Contacts” option

Screenshot of a Snapchat settings page on mobile where the "Contacts" menu option is highlighted.
Enable the “Contacts” option

In the “Permissions” tab, you should find the “Contacts” option. If you read the description, it says, “Your contacts will be uploaded to Snapchat’s servers so you and others can find friends, and to improve your experience”.

Enabling the contacts will also improve the “Quick Add” function on Snapchat, which is exactly what we were looking for!

That’s about all I can suggest if you want to refresh the Quick Add section. Good luck finding new friends and if you have questions, leave a comment below!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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